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  • Start date details

    Aiming for a September start

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Members of the Leadership Group are not subject to a defined number of working hours. You will be expected to work as many hours/days as is reasonable and necessary to ensure the effective running of the school within the confines of the Working Time Regulations.

Contract type


Pay scale

L1-5, dependent on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Support staff in understanding the needs of SEND pupils and how to meet them effectively through observations of pupils, strategy planning and high quality CPD
  • Supporting staff with the development of individual plans to meet the needs of pupils
  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of SEND policy and objectives to develop SEND within the School Development Plan
  • Monitoring the quality of support and progress of pupils
  • Liaising with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to co-ordinate support for SEND pupils, including those pupils on intervention placements
  • To write applications for EHC assessments for identified pupils
  • Liaise with SEND caseworkers and other outside agencies to secure appropriate ongoing provision for pupils with SEND
  • Co-ordinate and chair annual reviews for pupils with EHCPs
  • Line manage staff (as appropriate) who have direct responsibility for pupils with SEND. This may also include performance management.
  • To develop and implement teaching and learning initiatives and ensure quality first teaching across the school.
  • To contribute to the induction, support and CPD of all newly appointed teachers and TAs including those on the initial teacher training programme
  • To support all staff to be their most effective
  • Support the HoS with operational leadership of the school and deputise when necessary

What the school offers its staff

  • Working in alternative provision and/or SEMH gives you a chance to break free from the stifles of mainstream
  • Here at Springwell our staff are able to work in a values-driven environment where the personal development and welfare of the children are our core business
  • Staff are of the utmost importance to us. With that in mind, training and development is a priority. Opportunities exist with The Wellspring Trust to create and develop a meaningful and exciting career
  • If you are ambitious then there are opportunities for development at all levels. Some of the greatest teachers in the Wellspring Trust joined us as Teaching Assistants. We have developed Specialist Leaders of Education and behaviour experts who work in our academies but also deliver training and support across the region.
  • Leadership development programmes allow aspirant senior leaders to fast-track their careers and are given opportunities and training to aspire to Principal and Executive Principal roles
  • We value every pupil as an individual, showing everyone respect and tolerance
  • We want our pupils to be the very best that they can be – and will try to give them every opportunity to show success

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Springwell Alternative Academy Lincoln

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
52 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

Arranging a visit to Springwell Alternative Academy Lincoln

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email joe.jeffries@springwell-lincs.co.uk.

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